This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
Survivors of Bravo TV’s salon makeover show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Pablo Hernandez’s team of savvy stylists prunes the entire body with haircuts and coloring, nail care, and waxing services. Keratin treatments and Japanese thermal straightening treatments put troublemaking locks in line, whereas perms bend them into undulating cascades. Artists can also apply makeup for special events, such as weddings or grand openings of neighborhood grocers. Additionally, the salon caters to masculine bristles with men’s haircuts and beard trims or shaves.
Chief barber Ray Agnew runs his manly styling den with the goal of providing three simple services: a good haircut, a clean shave, and TV with sports on it. Each of Upper Kutz's leather styling chairs features its own TV screen, a reclining function, and armrests carved from Paul Bunyan's wooden rocking horse. Committed to helping men to achieve stylish looks, Upper Kutz provides expertise with each service, from basic trims to beard grooming and hair coloring.
The skilled friseurs at Fade County snip and shear masculine manes in their Miami Heat–themed barbershop. A tress technician trims head hedges, clipping along the neckline and around the ears to polish 'dos and unearth buried headphones (up to a $15 value). Evict face fuzz with a straight shave, during which a steady-handed stylist roots out stubble and banishes beards (a $5 value). Bushy brows are reigned in during the eyebrow trim, which minimizes forehead forestry while preserving eyelid wildlife (a $5 value). The entire service can take up to an hour, or roughly the time it takes Pat Riley to unload a bottle of hair gel.
Lauded in New York magazine for its quick service and impeccably honest staff, Personal Touch spiffs sullied wardrobes with its professional dry cleaning services. Prepare winter wear for seasonal retirement by letting the experts cleanse sweaters ($6), vests ($5.50), outer jackets ($12), and full coats ($18). Fine fabric-ed everyday wear including shirts ($6), pants ($6), skirts ($6), and ties ($5) also earns cleaning candidacy, and raincoats ($18) can lose all evidence of April’s rainstorms and May’s Gallagher shows. Personal Touch Cleaners is even well primed to spruce up precious garments, such as three-piece suits ($17), gowns ($14+), and baby's first prom-dress.
Harnessing ingredients extracted from the Dead Sea alongside aromatic oils and herbal extracts, Deep Sea Cosmetics concocts a line of products that heal and invigorate the face, the body, and the hands. Quench dry skin with a moisturizing cream that salvages brittle facescapes with aloe vera, vitamin E, and Dead Sea minerals ($59.95), or shuck off dead skin cells with a relaxing salt scrub that exfoliates birthday leisure suits and adds zest to any bathtub stew ($49.95). The fingertip-pampering nail kit transforms talons into shiny, shapely keratin exemplars with a nail file, cuticle conditioner, and body-and-hand lotion ($44.95).